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Development Partner


Job Description:

Contribute to building a new initiative in workforce development
* Part Time 0.5 FTE, Fixed Term (12 months)
* Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Based at the Melbourne campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

FORWARD - The Centre for Future Skills & Workforce Transformation

FORWARD, The Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation is a new venture supported by the Victorian Government's Higher Education State Investment Fund and RMIT's College of Vocational Education. It works with partners across RMIT's ecosystem of colleges and schools and with external workforce partners on innovative workforce upskilling and reskilling projects.

About You

As a Development Partner, you will work with the director of FORWARD to help deliver a vision of workforce development, upskilling, re-skilling and research collaboration at the worker, employer and industry sector levels.

Working as part of a highly engaged agile team, these roles will involve working with RMIT's knowledge and skills ecosystem and with external stakeholders, including employers and government.

FORWARD values outcomes over rigid ways of working and our Development Partners will be expected to negotiate their portfolio of activities, working flexibly and with purpose in an Agile delivery framework that prioritises early and consistent delivery of value, creativity, authentic collaboration and accountability.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

* A background in project management, commercial research, workforce development, learning and development, human resources or technology and strategy.

* Demonstrated ability to understand complex problems, work flexibly and maintain intellectual curiosity for new ideas and approaches.

* Demonstrated high level of computer literacy, experience of Agile principles, and skills in the use of, or ability to understand quickly, modern team communication tools like Slack and Discord, and design tools like Figma.

* Highly developed organizational and analytical skills and a proven ability to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with capacity to liaise with a variety of stakeholders

* A proven ability to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

About The College of Vocational Education

The purpose of RMIT's College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.

Led by our Deputy Vice Chancellor, the College of VE delivers vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:

* lead in practice-based learning
* empower learners for the future of work
* engage industry and community at scale
* grow for impact and influence

To Apply

Please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au

PD - Development Partner - FORWARD (CFWST) FINAL.pdf

Applications close on Monday 10th January at 11.59pm.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Vaccination Requirements
The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

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Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Development Partner